Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A New Card (and a Giveaway)

Today's post will be short and sweet. I have a lot of things that I need to get done today and I have to work tonight so I have to try and get a nap in as well.

I just have a quick little card for a challeng on the Cricut Circle board. I believe we are suppossed to use the Just Because Cards cartridge. I really like that cartridge and they have a lot of cute images on it.

I like the little ducky on it. And do you recognize the patterned paper? Maybe not. It is an old Easter line by Imaginisce. I love it though. I came across it the other day and I have a whole stash of it. I really need to do some more cleaning up in my scraproom.

So, yesterday was my birthday and I had mentioned the day before that I was going to have a give away on my blog. Sorry it is a day late. It is just a few things that I am trying to purge and have extra of.

It is probably at least $35 worth of stuff so if you are interested all you have to do is

1) follow my blog
2) Leave a comment on this post guessing what the name of the line of patterned paper is that I used in my card above.

Deadline: April 6th at midnight.

I will pick a random number to win and if you are picked and you guess the line of patterned paper right, then I will through something else in there. I have already told you the manufacturer so maybe you can figure the rest of it out.

More tomorrow.

And THANK YOU for all the wonderful birthday wishes. At least my facebook friends remembered. ;-)

Monday, March 28, 2011

So when it rains, it pours...

I know I have been MIA for a couple of weeks. First Charlotte was sick. She just had a cold, but it knocked her down for a couple of days. Then my middle child, Jake got really sick. At first I thought he was just trying to get out from going to school, but by the second day I really believed him. By the third day we ended up at the doctor's office checking him for strep throat and by the fourth day we ended up in the emergency room because he was still running fever and was now complaining that his neck hurt. His pediatrician told me to take him to the emergency room to be evaluated for meningitis!! Yikes!! Of course the kids are now well. No meningitis either. And now....Neil has a torn up knee. He has torn his ACL so he started physical therapy rehab today to try and forgo surgery, but I really think that is coming soon.

So that is where I have been.

Can I tell you how much it has been killing me not to scrapbook.

I did manage to get a couple of cards done though.

Here is one that I did for the Die Cuttin' Divas card challenge blog:

This particular challenge was to use an "Unused, & unloved" cartridge. So basically use a cartridge that you have never used before. Sounds crazy, right? Why would you have a cartridge that you have never used. I am embarrassed to say, that I did. One of the perks of being on the Imaginisce DT last year was that we would occasionally get some other manufacturers products. And I did receive several Cricut cartridges from them.

The cartridge that I used in this challenge was the Robotz cartridge and the Simply Sweet font cartridge. I never thought I would use the Robotz cartridge, but I think my little robot turned out quite cute.

Come back tomorrow and I am going to have a give away.

That is all for today.

Products used: Cardstocks: Core'dinations, BoBunny; Patterned Papers, twine, & stickers: Jillibean Soup; Jewels: Imaginisce Irock; Cricut Cartridges Robotz, Simply Sweet: Provo Craft; Adhesives: The Sticky Thumb, & Glue Arts.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Welcome Little One...

This weeks challenge on the Die Cuttin' Diva's card challenge blog is all about the baby love. We were challenged to make a baby card with an animal die cut on it. This is what I came up with:

This is the title here. It is a bit pastel, but I love how it turned out. I used a font off of the Calligraphy font cartridge and the banners stickers are from Jenni Bowlin. The matching circle alphas are also Jenni Bowlin. The patterned papers and the twine are from Jillibean Soup. The twine is attached by one of my favorite tools, the i-rock by Imaginisce. These papers are from the Atomic Soup collection. I love using products out of context. It just shows you how versatile some companies are.

The little ducks are cut using the border feature and the Animal Kingdom cartridge. The ribbons are by Doodlebug. And of course one of my favorite adhesives is the 3-d foam that you can cut to exactly which size or shape you want by Glue Arts. I also used my Glue Glider Pro to stick the papers down. The cardstock is by Core'dinations (yellow and orange) and Worldwin (white). Black pen is by Copic.

There is still time to enter for this weeks challenge. So go ahead and go for it. And stay tuned, we have weekly challenges and next weeks is definitely a challenge (for me anyway). ;-).

Have a good weekend!!


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

This Week's Die Cuttin' Diva's Card Challenge

This week's card challenge at the Die Cuttin' Diva's card challenge blog we were asked to follow Tammy Wark's sketch.

Here is my take on the sketch:

And here is the sketch itself:

So go on and check out what the design team made and why don't you participate yourself. This one is real easy. An entry will also give you a chance to win the prize at the end of the month. So why don't you give it a go.

Products used: Patterned papers, twine, stick pin: Jillibean Soup; Cardstocks: Core'dinations; Die Cut machine: Cricut Expression with Just Because Cards cartridge; I-rock jewel heat setter & jewels: Imaginisce; Adhesive foam & adhesives: Glue Arts.

Thanks for stopping by.